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us ask, what is a disaster anyway? >>> good morning. i'm melissa harris perry coming to you from horockefeller city, the new york city still reeling from the effects of superstorm sandy and her landfall earlier this week. today, 2.5 million people remain without power and at least 40 new yorkers have died in the storms aftermath. almost half of those deaths were in just one of the burroughs that make up the five burroughs of new york, staten island. now, this striking image was captured by an nbc producer and staten island. sandy's wake left the debris in the backyard of john della rosa's severely smashed home. smashed plates mingled with halloween decorations. overwhelmed by the devastation, rocked by the power of the storm, he is left to pick up the pieces of the storm surge which sent more than 8 feet of water into the neighborhood. he is also left to grieve the losses of his next door neighbors, the foundation and stairs are all that remain of the dresh family home. george dresh and his 13-year-old daughter, angela died, when the storm surge came through their home. george's
us, is washington already forgetting about ohio? plus, the gift that keeps on giving. that will beeping sound you hear is the gop bus backing up over mitt romney. >>> and our national obsession with abe lincoln. but first, the power struggle continues. it is deja vu all over again. >>> good saturday morning. i'm melissa harris-perry. now, if you've been paying attention to the news in the past week, you've probably been hearing some big confusing and scary sounding words. words like budget crisis, deficit sequestration, and of course, the fiscal cliff. listening to breathless elected officials discuss the fiscal cliff can be terrifying. as the story goes, we've made some bad choices over the years. we've tried to outrun it, but in the ends we're trapped and it sounds like like our country is facing this. ♪ but let's just take a moment and breathe. because fear is not going to help. and facts will. here are some of the facts. if a new plan for the federal budget is not reached between congress and the white house by the end of the year, january 1, 2013 will be the fi
events." with more than 1.4 million u.s. employees, walmart's cost cutting, low overhead structure has revolutionized the labor practices for 50 years. as the largest and most successful retail firm in the country, walmart sets the standards for the industry that represent nearly a quarter of the american labor force. those standards have an effect all along the supply chain and wield huge influence over the nation's overall standard of living and economic output. that retail revolution has been based on the walmart formula to provide the lowest prices any time anywhere. helping, as they say, people around the world to save money and live better. there are certainly not just americans but millions of people across the world that depend on those low prices. 200 million customers a week in fact. considering walmart's bottom line alone, i've got to say their model seems like it works, at least by one measure. just last year, walmart earned $16 billion with a b, dollars. that helped the walton family to live better for sure. grab your forbes 400 list. numbers 6, 7, 8 and 9 each members of
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